I’ve had the privilege of knowing Alyce for quite a few years, and have watched her grow as a photographer herself. She’s quite the talented artist with impeccable taste. When she and Chris inquired about capturing their intimate destination wedding in Grandfather Mountain, NC, I was thrilled. Her one requirement was that I would be willing to shoot some film as well as digital so that she could develop the film herself in her own darkroom. It didn’t take a lot of convincing to get me on board.
The day began with a mesmerizing fog that laid heavily around the chalet where Alyce and her girls were getting ready. As we ascended the mountain to reach them, it felt as though we were driving straight up into a cloud. Once we trekked over to the ceremony location that Alyce had selected based on one thing alone – beauty – I was immediately in love. The rocky, mossy area shielded by the shelter of trees and sunlight dancing on the leaves as the fog lifted provided the most perfect backdrop not only for their first look, but for their ceremony. The ceremony was followed by a reception with a stunning view at Archer’s Mountain Inn, just in time to be covered as an afternoon storm rolled in. Their day was pretty much perfect in every way and we couldn’t be happier for them.
Thanks to my amazing husband not only for drawing the trees in their intro image, but also for capturing their wedding with video and producing one of the most intimate, beautiful, unassuming, tender wedding videos to date. (See the bottom of the post to watch the video.)
Thanks also to the talented Nathan Abplanalp for making the trip up from Charlotte to second shoot.